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Novel Stem Cell Transplant Approach Helps Cure Rare Condition

Posted on Nov 30, 2021 in General News

Jocelyn was born with a rare primary immunodeficiency disorder that often meant she couldn’t participate in the same things as other kids her age. But that has changed with a new stem cell transplant approach at Johns Hopkins All Children’s that allowed her brother to be a half-matched donor.

Kids and Strep Throat

Posted on Nov 29, 2021 in General News

Sore throats in children are common, and parents may worry about strep throat. But more sore throats are caused by viruses or even post-nasal drip from allergies. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics, explains the difference between a sore throat and strep.

Giving Babies a Brighter Future

Posted on Nov 24, 2021 in General News

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Center for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia offers families the compassionate and sophisticated support they need to thrive. Planned gifts from people like Judy Keyak help make those miracles possible.

For Dr. Christopher Talluto, Heart Health Is the Name of the Game

Posted on Nov 23, 2021 in Programs

Dr. Talluto recently started the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, to treat adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). He talks about why he became a doctor, what drew him to cardiology, and why it’s important for patients with CHD to receive specialized care into adulthood.

What to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

Posted on Nov 22, 2021 in General News

Allison Messina, M.D., chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, explains what families should know about the COVID-19 vaccine and other recent updates about the virus.

Precision in Pediatric Plastic Surgery — Get to Know Dr. Alex Rottgers

Posted on Nov 18, 2021 in General News

Alex Rottgers, M.D., division chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, talks about how an early interest in science and biology led him to pursue a career in medicine, the impact of craniofacial surgery and how he works to improve his patients’ quality of life.

Remembering Winter the Dolphin — An Inspiration to Patients

Posted on Nov 17, 2021 in General News

Winter was fitted with an artificial tail after she lost hers due to damage from fishing line. This garnered national media attention and led to innovations in prosthetic design for humans as well. Thanks to a long-standing relationship with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Johns Hopkins All Children’s patients got to know Winter in 2011 before she was a movie star.

What is Palliative Care?

Posted on Nov 15, 2021 in General News

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness that focuses on relieving the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. It can be appropriate for anyone, no matter what their age or type of serious medical illness. Laura Drach, D.O., division chief for the pediatric palliative care program, explains how palliative care works and how it helps patients and families.

Tenth Annual Symposium Spotlights Research Advances

Posted on Nov 10, 2021 in Research

Researchers from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and other leading academic medical centers shared their perspectives on different approaches to basic, clinical and translational pediatric research.

Preparing Yourself and Your Child for Surgery

Posted on Nov 08, 2021 in General News

Surgery can be stressful, whether your child will be going home the same day or will need to stay in the hospital for a few days. Pediatric surgeon Raquel Gonzalez, M.D., provides several pointers that can make the experience a little bit easier.

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